Add Tunisian crochet to your skill set today and start making pieces with the look of knitting but the ease of crochet. Tunisian crochet, also known as the afghan stitch, is easy and fun to work, and is perfect not only for blankets and shawls but also for place mats and even skirts. The only special tool you need is a Tunisian crochet hook, and you are ready to go. Whether you are a seasoned crocheter or a total newcomer, you'll pick it up easily by following the step-by-step illustrated instructions. Once you've practiced the basics, try out your new skills on the 5 included patterns for an heirloom baby blanket, scarf, skirt, shawl, and four variations of colorful woven-look place mats.
About the Author
Sharon Silverman is the author of 17 crochet books, including Delicate Crochet, Crochet Cowls and Tunisian Crochet. She was a featured guest on HGTV's fiber arts show, "Uncommon Threads" and is an instructor for Annie's Crafts online classes. Known for her fashionable creations and crystal clear instructions, Sharon is honored to have had her designs published by leading yarn companies including Louet North America, Lion Brand Yarn, and Plymouth Yarn Company. Her private line of patterns is available through Ravelry.com. You can find Sharon at her website, www.SharonSilverman.com; on Ravelry and YouTube at CrochetSharon; and on Facebook and Pinterest at Sharon Silverman Crochet. She resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.